• The Associated Press

    Five takeaways from FCS class in the NFL Draft

    The size alone of the FCS players selected during the first two days of the three-day NFL Draft - quarterback Trey Lance at nearly 6-foot-4, and offensive linemen Dillon Radunz and Spencer Brown at nearly 6-6 and 6-9, respectively - indicated how the lower half of Division I college football can still stand tall with NFL teams. The FCS has long stocked NFL rosters, with recent standouts including Carson Wentz, Jimmy Garoppolo, Cooper Kupp, Darius Leonard and last year's additions Jeremy Chinn and James Robinson.

  • Pitts puts on show at Florida's pro day for NFL evaluators
    The Associated Press

    Pitts puts on show at Florida's pro day for NFL evaluators

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) There was no shortage of Kyle Pitts highlights at Florida's pro day Wednesday, from his measurables to his moves to even his mindset. It was a refresher course for anyone who watched the versatile tight end play last season. Whether he was outjumping, outrunning and outmuscling defensive backs, making linebackers and safeties look silly, or handling his own at the line of scrimmage, Pitts was undoubtedly one of the most dynamic pass catchers in the country in 2020 and possibly the best college player at his position in years, maybe even decades.

  • Leonhard says he has 'unfinished business' at Wisconsin
    The Associated Press

    Leonhard says he has 'unfinished business' at Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard says he has unfinished business at his alma mater and wouldn't have felt right leaving after a pandemic-shortened season, even for an opportunity as tempting as his home state's NFL team. Leonhard was a prime candidate for the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator position and had been offered the job according to multiple reports. The Packers instead hired Joe Barry as defensive coordinator.